Gilding Resin-based Body Paint:
Goth Arm

Resin-based temporary tattoo paint was developed by Temptu to create temporary tattoos for actors in tattooed film roles. Temptu and Harquus are FDA approved, and safe to use on anyone.  Resin based body paint does not stain the skin, is waterproof, and can be removed with rubbing alcohol (surgical spirits.)   The paint will last one to four days, depending on aftercare. This makes them ideal for situations where a person wants body art more durable than gilding paste, but not long-lasting like henna.  The Temptu and Harquus paints are safe and suitable for children.

Apply resin-based body paint as instructed in

Instead of brushing glitter over the body paint, brush "Ice" or "Iced Gold" Ben Nye Lumiere powder (or the equivalent in another brand) over the paint.  Use pale Lumiere powder, so it won't color the skin as it sticks to the body paint.  Keep brushing on powder until the surface of the resin-based paint feels dry.

Resin-based body paint art is safe, does not stain the skin, will last several days, is waterproof and can be quickly and completely removed with rubbing alcohol (surgical spirits).

The body art above was created with "Iced Gold" Ben Nye Lumiere Powder and Harquus, a safe, black resin-based body paint from

The pattern above is adapted from
"Ancient Blue Pagan Patterns from Ancient Europe"
by Alex Morgan,
 is published by TapDancing Lizard.
Ancient Blue

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